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Graduating Senior Returns from South Africa Internship

Not all East Stroudsburg University students study at Kemp Library, grab a bite to eat at the University Center or attend lectures inside of Stroud Hall. ESU senior Christine Munsell wasn’t even in the same time zone this academic year. Munsell, a rehabilitative and human services major, was studying 7,000 miles away at the Sarah Fox Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

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ESU Graduates First Cohort of Exercise Science Students in Accelerated Program

In 2013, East Stroudsburg University’s exercise science department launched an accelerated program, which allowed students to earn their bachelor’s degrees in three years. In the spring of 2016, the department is graduating its first cohort from the program.

“We are so proud of these students and all they have accomplished,” Shala Davis, Ph.D., professor and chair of exercise science, said. “We tell our prospective accelerated students to take advantage of every opportunity to garner experience and gain a competitive edge in the professional market, and these students did that.”

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Sixteen Students Inducted into National Political Science Honor Society

Sixteen East Stroudsburg University (ESU) students were inducted into Iota Chi, ESU’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, according to Ko Mishima, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, and Iota Chi’s faculty adviser.

After being inducted, individuals are rewarded with a lifetime membership to the nationally recognized organization, Pi Sigma Alpha. Members will have access to local lectures discussing key political topics, as well as regular national events hosted by Pi Sigma Alpha.

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Social Work Students attend Social Work Legislative Advocacy Day in Harrisburg

Over 35 social work students and several faculty members from the department of sociology, social work, and criminal justice from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania joined practicing social workers, social work students and social work faculty from around the state on April 12 to participate in Social Work Legislative Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg.

Advocacy Day is sponsored annually by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and focused this year on advocating for practice protection level licensure for social workers in Pennsylvania.

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Two Doctoral Degrees to be Awarded at Spring Commencement

Two doctoral degrees will be awarded during the spring graduate commencement exercises at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania on Friday, May 6, at 6:45 p.m. in Koehler Fieldhouse.

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ESU Selects Graduate Commencement Student Speaker

Lacy Jones, a graduate student studying speech-language pathology, will be the student speaker for the graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

Jones, who resides in Bangor, Pa., received her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology from ESU in 2014. Spending over 30 years battling with a stuttering disorder, Jones became interested in speech-language pathology to help others struggling with a speech impediment. But speech-language pathology was not always in her plans. After graduating high school, Jones attended the University of Pittsburgh as a computer science major.

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Students Travel to NYC and Receive Cultural Education

Sixteen East Stroudsburg University students traveled to New York City on April 20 for a lesson in heritage, humanity, dignity and hope — a day of Remembrance, according to Kimberly S. Adams, Ph.D., professor of political science.

“We wanted to provide students with cultural experiences outside of the traditional classroom setting,” she said.

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Pocono Mountains’ Theatre Company in Partnership with East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre to Present Staged Reading of Unto Death, April 30

Actress Karen Allen, known for her roles in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Starman, will head the cast of Until Death, the third in a series of staged readings being presented through the partnership between the Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company and East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre.

The drama by Sarah T. Schwab will be presented Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in Smith-McFarland Theatre of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

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Guest Artist Jon Ballantyne to Perform at Spring Jazz Concert Wednesday, April 27 at ESU

Award-winning Canadian-born pianist and composer Jon Ballantyne will be featured at East Stroudsburg University’s Spring Jazz Concert Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of the university’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

Whether he is performing his original compositions, virtuosic two-handed spontaneous improvisations, or reworking jazz standards in his own innate, organic way, Ballantyne’s openness, originality, and inborn creativity always inform his music. He has released 10 albums and won two Juno Awards, which are the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Award.

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ESU Theatre Department Presents Senior Recital Featuring Gage Hojnowski, Guitar, April 28

Gage Hojnowski, a graduating senior from Bushkill, Pa., will present a guitar recital Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of the university’s Fine & Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

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